Friday, May 25, 2018

2018 Chachi #14 Nick Pivetta

Nicholas Jhoncarlo Pivetta
Starting Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'5"  Weight:  210
Opening Day Age:  25
Born:  February 14, 1993, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Drafted:  Selected by the Washington Nationals in the 4th round of the June 2013 draft
Teams:  Phillies 2017-
Acquired:  Traded from the Washington Nationals for Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations, July 28, 2015

2016 Grandstand Reading
Fightin Phils #23
2017 Chachi #40
2017 Topps Update #US235
13 Pivetta Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Phillies Minor League Card:  2016 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #23
First Phillies Card:  2017 Phillies Team Issue Phillies Phestival #43
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2017 Phillies Team Issue Phillies Phestival #43
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  2017 Topps Update #US235
Newest Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue #43

First Mention on The Phillies Room:  July 29, 2015  - All-Time Phillies Saves Leader Papelbon Traded to Nationals - There has been a deal.

The big news throughout the day yesterday was the pending trade of the Phillies all-time saves leader, and general overall nutjob Jonathan Papelbon.  The deal was officially announced before the start of the fifth inning in last night's game and I'm glad the Papelbon era (2012-2015) has officially come to a close.

Papelbon was traded to the Nationals (with cash considerations) for Double-A prospect Nick Pivetta. Pivetta is a lanky right-handed starting pitcher who was drafted by the Nationals in 2013.  Prior to the season, Baseball America ranked him the Nationals 10th best prospect.  He has yet to appear on any mainstream baseball cards although a quick eBay search shows that he has several cards in recent Nationals minor league team sets.

I decided to add Pivetta to the growing Chachi Almost set and hopefully he's appearing on a Chachi base card in the near future.  Given that he's recently appeared in three games for Double-A Harrisburg, I went ahead and assigned him to the Reading Fightin Phils for his card.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2015 Chachi Almost #10
2017 Chachi #40
2017 Chachi Phillies Phestival #15
2017 Chachi In Action #6
2017 Chachi Archives #3
2017 Chachi Photo Night #9
2018 Chachi #14

Card statistics through 5/21/18.

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